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Fly on the Wall


Fly on the Wall

Have you ever thought about what people might think if they saw what goes on behind-the-scenes at your house? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to catch a glimpse of someone else’s daily life? Here’s your chance. Today 15 bloggers are inviting you into their homes to be a fly on the wall.
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado                                                        The Mommy Chronicles
The Insomniac’s Dream                                                    DeBie Hive
Follow me home . . .                                                        My Brain on Kids
Stacy Sews and Schools                                                    Raising Reagan
Just a Little Nutty                                                             Life on the SONny Side 

Frikken Duckie                                                                 Momaical
A ginormous thank you to Baking In A Tornado for setting this up and great big I’M SORRY for being so late getting mine posted… I sort of forgot… I’m going to blame it on the concussion…. ;)
Soooo, if you were a fly on the wall in MY house here are a few things you might hear…..
Deanna- Mom, you’re out of Diet Pepsi and Dad is out of coffee and ice.
Me- Snot!
The Hubby- You need to go to the store and get coffee, ice and ….. snot???? Wait…. What?? Did one of you say you needed snot??
Me- Never mind…. LOL
Deanna – Hey! The cat’s tail is in the garbage disposal.
Me- NO!! You cannot turn it on!!!!!!
Deanna – Can I put tape on the cats’ ears?
Me- NO!!!!!!!!!! And not on ANY part of their bodies!!!!!
Colin to me – I was born to be awesome!
Me – Yes, you were, Buddy. LOL
We were sitting on the front porch the other day and Deanna gets up to walk off. Her sock snagged on a nail and she went flying. Then she gives me this look like WHY did I do that to her??? I said, “It wasn’t me!!!!” Then she realized it was a nail!
The best part was that she had been trying to walk off in a huff. Hee hee hee!!!
Here’s the basic routine of an average day in my house lately…..
5 am – The Hubby wakes me up. I stagger around for a few minutes and then he asks if I’m ready to take him to work. Ummmm…. NOOOO!!! But do I have a choice????
6 am – I am usually home by now and trying to decide if it would be worth it to go back to sleep. LOL
8 am –  Joshua wakes up by himself. This morning it scared the crud outta me! I had been hearing noises all morning and was trying to stealthily walk through the house brandishing a Swiffer as a weapon. You know, just in case some weirdo had gotten into the house somehow. I walk down the hall and look in the playroom, empty. Then I look in Joshua’s room, also empty. As I turn toward the girls’ room Joshua jumps out of it and screams BOO!!!! I then scream bloody murder. It was a wonder I didn’t wake the house!
9 am – Colin wakes up and screeches MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!
10 am – I go in for about the 5th time to try to get the girls out of bed.
Lately we have been trying and trying and trying to get all unpacked and the house in order….. SIGH……
I heard myself utter these words the day before yesterday, “If I see another science book I am going to SCREAM to high heaven!” The kids, “OH MY GOSH!! Mom has lost it!!! Did you hear what she said about books????”
OH!!!! And while we are on the topic of books some of my friends had some witty remarks to make about my “Book Shelf Incident”.
My Cousin Peggy -“I guess those words really did hurt!”
My friend Wende – “That gives a whole new meaning to being buried in a book!”
Yeah, they are a real laugh riot… ;) LOL
                                                                                                 

Boys Don’t Cry – A Rant


I was on Facebook the  other day and I saw a blogger post a question from a reader. The lady had 3 girls and the middle girl has severe middle child syndrome. The mother wanted to know how she could try to get her child beyond that.

OK. Good question. I know there are a lot of kids out there that might have that same issue and I bet a lot of other moms could help. THANKFULLY I have never had to deal with that, I’ll explain a little more about that latter. I want to stay on topic here. ;)

ANYWAY, there was A LOT of advice but I also kept seeing a recurring theme among mothers to boys…… Here is a little taste.

“I tell my middle son to suck it up and quit being a baby.”

“I always say to my boy to quit crying, I thought I only had 2 girls.”

“I tell my son to quit being a sissy.”

REALLY?????? Are you SERIOUS????? What year is it again? Did these mothers just pass through a time warp????

It hurts my heart so much to read that these women actually say these things to their sweet little boys. Telling them that boys aren’t supposed to show their emotions. That they need to, essentially, shut up and deal…. These are CHILDREN!!!! They are precious! Their feelings COUNT! They are not small adults! They are watching, listening and learning by everything you say AND do! You are molding them into the adults they will be! Do we really need more grown males that can’t/won’t express emotions except for happiness and anger???

I really wanted to let those women have it. I didn’t. I didn’t say anything. Maybe I should have. I don’t know….. I didn’t want to be “that person” that jumps into a thread simply to tell someone off. And I think even if I had done it in a calm manner, it would have escalated into much more….

I just can’t believe that this is still how some people think! Why should a child’s gender matter when it comes to emotions? Why shouldn’t little boys cry??? I do not understand this way of thinking and I have 3 boys!!!

Are they saying that men that cry are not really men?

I bet anything that most of them wish their husbands showed more emotions……

My heart hurts so much for these boys. I can only pray that their mothers wise up and stop treating them as if their feelings and emotions don’t count. How very, very sad. Keep children like this in your prayers, please.

 

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

1There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under heaven:

2a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,

4a time to weep and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.

 

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